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Having a picky eater living under my roof, I’m far too familiar with the frustrations of multiple meals occurring all at once. Luckily, I’m only dealing with one, and she is improving!
That said, I thought a roundup of my most popular kid friendly, picky eater approved recipes might be helpful for all of us. So I polled
to get feedback on what’s passing the gauntlet across the board. Below you’ll find the recipes that came up most often as being kid friendly. my Facebook group
Enjoy all the best parts of a cheeseburger without all the calories (or vegetables).
This might be the most loved recipe on my blog. It's highly customizable so you can leave out anything your picky eater doesn't like without sacrificing flavor.
Ground beef, cheddar cheese, creamy salsa, and crushed tortilla chips stuffed into individual muffins. If your picky eater is salsa-resistant, I bet hot sauce or taco sauce would do the trick.
A simple, one-pan ground beef and rice skillet with black beans, corn, cilantro lime diced tomatoes, two types of rice, and melty cheese. For serious picky eaters, swap diced tomatoes for tomato sauce and go 100% rice instead of half cauliflower rice.
A one-pan recipe for cheesy potatoes with crispy, seasoned ground beef and bacon. Picky eaters will have trouble finding anything to complain about here.
A low fat ground beef and veggie soup blended with a 2-ingredient cheese sauce. Okay, you could probably pull one over on your picky eater here with super finely diced onion. You may have to omit the carrots, though!
Cooked chicken and other fillings stuffed inside corn tortillas and baked until crispy. Perfect for a quick meal or prepping in bulk. You can fill these with anything and everything.
A lower carb, lower calorie recipe for spicy popcorn chicken in the air fryer or oven. And don't worry, it's not very spicy.
Put your popcorn chicken to good use with these bowls made from frozen cauliflower. For serious picky eaters, just swap the cauliflower for potatoes.
Here's another chance to sneak some veggies in!
The perfect lower calorie, high protein fix for cheeseburger lovers.
How to microwave pasta and make low fat cheddar cheese sauces for a 5-minute "Easy Mac" copycat.
Now you can make a pizza the whole family will love. Choose your toppings accordingly.
Other than a little bit of spice, there's nothing here for a picky eater to hate. My picky eater couldn't get enough of this one!
A simple air fried chicken and potatoes recipe that uses canned potatoes and is loaded with shredded cheddar and bacon.
A super simple, lower carb taco pasta recipe topped with melted cheese. Use the same hot sauce or taco sauce swap for the RO-TEL if necessary.
Transform canned corn into a creamy, flavorful, and lower calorie side dish in minutes.
Quick and easy taquitos made in the air fryer with fat free refried beans, shredded cheddar, and served with a lower calorie guacamole dip. You can get creative with the filling, too!
Frozen tots smothered with a simple, low calorie chili dog filling and shredded cheese. You could easily omit the onion in this one, too.
A simple, tasty way to make sloppy joes in an Instant Pot or on the stove. No onions or anything here!
Simple, buttery biscuits with 75% less fat than traditional buttermilk biscuits.
A simple recipe for homemade breakfast sausage patties made with ground chicken. Easy to make in bulk and reheat for biscuits.
A lower calorie, lower carb mac and cheese with cheesy scrambled eggs, sausage, and a crisp Corn Flake topping. No veggies!
Low fat protein bites made with rolled oats, powdered peanut butter, and protein powder. If you're good with your kids having some protein powder, these are great to have in the fridge.
Quick and easy 100-calorie protein bites with all your favorite s'mores ingredients.